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Radish – Pocket Herbal

Raphanus sativus - Brassicaceae Family Radish root may be a gift in the garden but radish seeds are what Chinese physicians list among their favorite herbs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is important to balance the qi to maintain…

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Wild Cherry – Pocket Herbal

Prunus serotina/virginiana – Rosaceae family Wild cherry trees dress up the global landscape. These North American beauties have been prized for centuries for their ornamental value due to their leaf shape, fragrant blossoms and colorful fruit. Wild cherry's classic beauty…

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Juniper – Pocket Herbal

Juniperus communis – Cupressaceae family Juniper plays the role of the trickster in the herbal world. Its history is colored with paradoxes. The ancient Greeks started its use innocently enough by brewing the berries into a medicinal liquor. Variations of…

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Lavender – Pocket Herbal

Lavendula officinalis/angustifolia – Lamiaceae family According to legend, four thieves were caught in 17th century France. The penalty for theft was normally severe but these thieves were special. Somehow they had been stealing from plague victims for months without getting…

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